July 2018

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Hon. Ruben G. Reyes, JD '90

Hon. Ruben G. Reyes, presiding judge of the 72nd District Court, was elected chair of the Governor's Specialty Courts Advisory Council advising the governor on Texas Specialty Treatment Courts




Kenda Dalrymple, JD '93,
and Laura Diamond, JD '04

Kenda Dalrymple and Laura Diamond formed Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP in Austin. Dalrymple and Diamond practice administrative and health law.




Darin Beck, JD '96

Darin Beck was selected as the director of Police Training for the State of Kansas and the executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center




Leane K. Capps, JD '96

Leane K. Capps, a shareholder in Polsinelli's Dallas office, was selected as an honoree in the Dallas Business Journal's 2018 Women in Business Awards.




Tracie (Hobbs) Cason, JD '97

Tracie (Hobbs) Cason was elected to the Superior Court in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She will take office January 2019.




Vincent Allen, JD '99

Vincent Allen, of Carstens & Cahoon in Dallas, was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.




Kevin T. Schutte, JD '01

Kevin T. Schutte joined the Dallas office Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP as partner. His practice focuses on general commercial and business litigation as well as arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.




Angela Cruseturner, JD '02

Angela Cruseturner, assistant dean of career development at Baylor Law, was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Cruseturner also was elected as a Regional Representative for the National Association for Law Placement.




Carrie R. Cappel, JD '07

Carrie R. Cappel was named the 89th President of the Junior League of Fort Worth for the 2018-2019 year. She is senior counsel in the commercial real estate section of Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.




Kathryn Childress, JD '12

Kathryn Childress joined the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois as a member of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.




Stephen Rispoli, JD '12

Stephen Rispoli, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law, was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.




Kim Jones Penepacker, JD '13,
and Mike Simpson, JD '77

Kim Jones Penepacker, JD '13, was named partner with Mike Simpson, JD '77. The Bridgeport, Texas firm is now Simpson & Penepacker.




Monte James, Jr., JD '14

Monte James, Jr., joined Winstead's Real Estate Development and Investments/Construction Practice Groups as an associate in the Austin office.




Lindsey Vanden Eykel, JD '14

Lindsey Vanden Eykel, of KoonsFuller in Dallas, was elected to the Board of Texas Young Lawyers.